Intel Chipset Device Software
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility provides Intel motherboards owners with a specific pack of INF files (not drivers) for their motherboard interconnectivity between PCB components such as controllers or integrated devices as well as add-on cards and hardware components including the CPU (Central Processing Unit or processor) or RAM (Random Access Memory aka system memory).
Installing this particular software collection is a must in the majority of cases as Intel clearly states on their website. Moreover, when fresh operating system installs are deployed, the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility should be instantly installed right after it, before any other device driver and even system updates such as service packs.
For this matter, we would like to recommend the installation of the latest Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility supporting your motherboard chipset. What this application does is look for current chipset INF files (if any) and check whether the version of the already installed ones is older than the one packed within its contents.
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility serves as a guideline for the operating system on the proper operation of some of the most important links in the computer comprising Core PCI and ISAPNP Services, IDE / ATA / SATA / USB storage support, Intel Chipset components correct identification within Device Manager or PCIe support.
The bottomline is that Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility delivers the operating system with vital information regarding the chipset assembly. Although it does not always bring better and updated information than the OS already deployed and the fact that it can, on rare occasions compromise system integrity, this software package is still a very important pillar in the software framework of your PC.